Ipsos survey on Vaccine Hesitancy in Pakistan - 9th March 2021

Ipsos survey on Vaccine Hesitancy in Pakistan - 9th March 2021

The author(s)

  • Babar Abdulsattar Country Manager, Ipsos in Pakistan
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covid-19 vaccine hessitancy

 

 

 

Here the major findings from this research.

  • Actual incidence of coronavirus in adult Pakistanis seems to be as high as 11%
  • 2 in 5 Pakistanis disagree to get vaccinated against COVID-19, hence Pakistan is the among the least eager nations to get vaccinated.
  • As Pakistanis are not interested in getting vaccinated, therefore even the availability of vaccine will not persuade them for vaccination.
  • In comparison, Pakistan has the least proportion of people worried about side effects or clinical trials moving fast but have the highest proportion of people who are ‘against vaccines in general.
  • 1 in 3 Pakistanis are completely unsure as when coronavirus vaccine would be available to them, while half of Pakistanis are optimistic about its availability within a year.
  • 9 in 10 Pakistanis expect to get vaccinated against coronavirus free of charge but they are confused as how they would get vaccinated against coronavirus.
  • When asked spontaneously, only 3% Pakistanis were able to recall ANY vaccine name. Upon prompting, additional 13% recalled some brands. However, more than 8 in 10 are completely oblivious of any vaccine names.

 

 

 

The author(s)

  • Babar Abdulsattar Country Manager, Ipsos in Pakistan